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Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Cool Cuts

Cool Cuts

Book Details
  • Author: Mechal Renee Roe
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Published: 2020-02-11
  • Edition: Illustrated
Regular price $16.99 USD
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African-American boys and their cool hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together picture book that will have boys everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I am born to be awesome!"

When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome!

African-American boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book celebrating a diversity of hip black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive call-and-response affirmation that will make boys cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!"

And look for the companion book for girls, Happy Hair.

"a timely mirror for black boyhood and childhood."--Kirkus

"Readers of this work will relate to the book's positive language, such as the way the author frames self-esteem's connection to pride in hairstyles and looking and feeling awesome."--Booklist

The More Than Words double bottom line: Every purchase provides hands on job training opportunities, and all revenue supports our nonprofit to empower youth to take charge of their lives.

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